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Old 01-29-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver/fan problem


I started using Linux for the first time about a month ago. I'm a bit hesitant asking my first question on these forums because I've found most solutions for my problems with a little googling & this site. Now I'm stumped though.

Yesterday I was trying out Advance Mame, I had to compile from source. I have no Idea how to compile, I just followed instructions on their site. I restarted the computer after install (hopeless ex-windows user) and when I came back into x the fans on my graphics card were still spinning full speed.

I don't believe I've made any other changes recently that might have done this, but I'm a clueless newb.

specs are:

athlon 64 3000
asus a8v K8T800 Pro
nvidia 6800gt agp

Running Suse 10.0
Kde 3.4.2

From what little I know I checked the xorg.config file, and it says that I'm still using the nvidia driver...

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Old 01-29-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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Where is the problem? Perhaps the card was a little warm from a GL screensaver or something and the fans were cooling it down. You can install nvclock to check what temp your card is running at etc if you feel uneasy about stuff like this.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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"Where is the problem?" I wouldn't know where to begin... I'm a newb

This problem persists though, I turned off the computer before I went to work today, 7 hours later I came home, same problem. The fans have always shut off (slowed down) while SuSe is showing the graphical load screen of a hard.drive/keyboard/pci.card.

I un-installed the 'dummy' nvidia driver through yast, then re-installed, but no luck.

Not uneasy, just frustrated, because it has worked for the past month up until this.

thanks for the advice.

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Old 01-30-2006, 03:12 AM   #4
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I'm still confused as to how it isn't working now... The fans are on but is it causing you some kind of problem? Like has 3d performance dropped? Are the fans hurting the little green men living on your video card? The fans running full time shouldn't be a problem except for maybe an extra $2 on your power bill each quarter, you can adjust fan speed and stuff with nvclock but I would suggest against it.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 09:25 AM   #5
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There hasn't been a performance hit that I can see. It's just an annoyance while watching movies or listening to music. The card is a BFG 6800 overclocked at the factory, so it's very loud while they are spinning full speed. Funny thing is that even when I had windows and played a graphics intensive game (Battlefield2) for hours at a time, they never made much noise at all... go figure.

Thanks again for the suggestion of nvclock, but I'm sure you're right that I shouldn't go messing with them that way.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:52 AM   #6
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Well the suggestion for nvclock was more for monitoring purposes. If the card is running at like 40 degrees and the fans are going flat chat then you have something fun to fix, if the card is running at 70 degrees then you still do but it's something different. You could monitor the card continually and decide that it's running an an acceptable temperature, even while gaming and turn the fans down. That would be fine, I was suggesting against adjusting anything blind. Do your research and get a better idea of where you stand before you attack any problem
 
  


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